GSCHNITZER, H: Tiroler Bauernhofe (The Museum of Tyrolean Farms)

Gschnitzer, Hans; Mantl, Heinz; Mantl, Helmut. Tiroler Bauernhofe (The Museum of Tyrolean Farms). Kramsach-Mosen, 1984. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30650) $15.00

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Text in German. The Museum of Tyrolean Farms (German: Museum Tiroler Bauernhofe) is an open-air museum in Kramsach, Austria founded in 1974 with the aim of transporting farmhouses and equipment to a site and rebuilding them there.

THOMAS, A: Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science

Thomas, Ann. Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science. Yale University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0300073402. Unmarked text. Some tears and scratching on dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30640) $20.00

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Accompanied exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada. Beautifully illustrated. 90 color and 65 B/W illustrations. Notes. Bibliographies. Index. 256p.

Contributors include Mimi Cazort, Larry J. Schaaf, John P. McElhone, Ann Thomas, Martin Kemp, and Marta Braun. The contributors consider the history of photography, medical photography, photographing the universe, and more.

BRAIN, R: The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Brain, Robert. The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe. University of Washington Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780295993218. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30636) $32.00

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Traces the origins of artistic modernism to specific technologies of perception developed in late-nineteenth-century laboratories. Brain argues that the thriving fin-de-siècle field of “physiological aesthetics,” which sought physiological explanations for the capacity to appreciate beauty and art, changed the way poets, artists, and musicians worked and brought a dramatic transformation to the idea of art itself.

Black and white illustrations throughout. 348p. Notes. Bibliography. Index.